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Subject: A typical Navy recruiter film
Where's the one for white guys with a lousy job?
Subject: not all fun & games
Being a Radarman I learned how to navigate and operate radar & electronic warfare equipment.
(electronic warfare tech is now a separate rate)
As for electronics tech and some of those other jobs I was told I would have to enlist for 6 years. Most of us went in and then were assigned jobs, where ever we were needed.
I ended up spending time off the coast of vietnam and saw some action and was awarded a combat action ribbon. It was quite an experience.
Subject: This was post-Vietnam
The film is realistic, recalling that this was only a few years from the time that segregation was condoned in the areas where the naval bases were located at the time. It gives a realistic look at what the Navy is all about.
Subject: Lou Rawls Navy Propaganda
Subject: You know what I'm saying? I think you do.
Heyyyy man, you know what? Being in the navy is way cool, you can operate all sorts of right on equipment, and they'll pay you dough for doing it brother! And they'll give you a better education, you know what I'm saying? As a matter of fact, just watch this film that almost can be marketed to anyone without all the jive talk. (Oh, and that woman's scary, scary afro).
Subject: Lou could sell the Brooklyn Bridge
Did the military develop a slightly relaxed atttude about hair? I saw a few beards.
BTW, Lou was never in the Navy. He was an Army paratrooper.
Subject: This is a great little film, ya dig?
I wonder how effective this Naval recruiting video was during in the late-Vietnam/post-Vietnam era United States.
Subject: It's a Soul Brother's Life in Today's Modern Navy!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Soul Quotient: *****. Overall Rating: ****.